Saturday, March 19, 2016

Andro Tomic and Jo Aheane MW: The Hvar Rose Dream Team in Zagreb

A wonderful day in Zagreb yesterday at the 4th Pink Day at Mimara, organised by the fabulous ladies from Women on Wine.

Andro was of course on hand with his Opolo Nobile, and he was photographed with one of the stars of the show, Master of Wine Jo Ahearne, who was presenting her Ahearne Rosina, made from 100% Darnekusa grapes, for the first time. Feedback has been outstandingly positive.

Jo shared this photo on her Facebook page with the following message:

"Andro Tomic and Ahearne Rosina - would never have been made without him and the Tomic family. Hvala puna."

Congratulations on this first successful public outing for Rosina, Jo, and we look forward to seeing you back at Bastijana very soon. 

A Big Day for a Great Tomic Friend: Jo Ahearne MW Debuts Hvar Rose at Pink Day

A regular and very popular figure at Bastijana in the last year has been Master of Wine Jo Ahearne. Jo, one of just 350 Masters of Wine in the world, made the decision to move to Hvar and become the first Master of Wine to produce wine in Croatia.

The Tomic family was delighted to help her out at the beginning, offering her a little space in the winery and a little logistical help. After all, it is not every day a Master of Wine turns up on your island wanting to make wine!

Jo has since found her own premises in Sveta Nedjelja and has been busy producing her very own rose, from the indigenous Hvar variety, Darnekusa. Jo will be presenting tank samples of the rose at today's Pink Day in Zagreb - an historic day in the history of Croatian wine.

Good luck Jo, and many thanks for your friendship, knowhow and contribution to the Hvar wine scene.

Tomic in Zagreb Supporting Pink Day - Today!

There is only one colour in Zagreb today - pink!

The energetic ladies from Women on Wine are opening their doors at Mimara at midday today, for the fourth Pink Day event, celebrating the very finest of Croatian rose.

A fantastic event, which is growing every year, and here is Andro at last year's Pink Day, where he produced a special Opolo Nobile label for the event.

See you there! For more information about the event, click here

Monday, March 7, 2016

Andro Tomic Interview: Time for an Explosion of Island Wine

These are exciting time for the winemakers of Hvar, and for Croatian island winemakers in general. Indigenous grape varieties are being discovered by international experts, new innovations are being recognised, and interest in Croatian wine generally is on the increase.

Andro Tomic recently gave a detailed interview on the subject on the rise and potential of island wine for Blue Oyster. To read the full interview (in Croatian), click here.